Each summer, the Peace Outreach Program offers graduate recertification courses designed to introduce classroom teachers to innovative teaching strategies where the arts bring curriculum standards to life. As a standards-based instructional strategy, arts integration helps students to make meaningful connections to concepts and content in every subject, in any classroom. This technique also provides opportunities for differentiated instruction, caters to multiple intelligences, appeals to divergent learning styles, engages higher order thinking skills and allows for active, ongoing assessment of student learning.
The planning for the Peace Center’s 2014 Summer Teacher Institute sessions is currently underway. The Peace Center will host two week-long institutes for educators – the first for elementary and middle teachers June 16 – 20, 2014 and the second for middle and high school teachers June 23 – 27, 2014. Please contact Program Manager, Brady Smith, to receive registration information as soon as it is available.